Ubuntu Unity Dash Search Problem and Fix

Just installed new virtual machine instance of Ubuntu only to found that Unity Dash Search not showing anything.

Then I came across the post on Ask Ubuntu, titled Software Sources not found in Unity Dash Search.

It generally consists of doing copy operation from default:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/applications
cp /usr/share/applications/software-properties-gtk.desktop ~/.local/share/applications/

Then changingNoDisplay=true within.

After some inspection, it turned out to be unity-lens-applications and unity-lens-files weren’t installed. Wow, those are missing with fresh install of Ubuntu? This need to be fixed…

Published by Hideki Saito

Video game guy working in the industry for past 15 years. Currently working for Nintendo of America Inc. as Sr. Technical Language Specialist.

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